Sake Course WSET Level 1

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WSET ® Level 1 Award in Sake

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of Sake. You’ll explore the main styles and types of Sake through sight, smell and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas.

What you’ll learn:

-The basic principles of Sake production

-The main types and styles of Sake

-How to serve Sake

-Key factors affecting the flavour of Sake

-How to describe Sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake ® (SAT)

Where? – Central London

When? – Held throughout the year in  London, 9.00am to 5.00pm

How much? – £169.00 (cost as of October 2017, please inquire for latest prices) includes 8 different Sake samples, sourced from ‘Sam Sake’, food samples, workbook, tuition and examination…and unlimited tea and coffee!

Tutor: Marie Cheong-Thong

To book your place contact aspectwine@aol.com

Vivienne Franks 07931 796614

Special offer to BSA Members who pass the exam – £2.50 off next BSA event

Non-members who pass 10% discount on the first year subscription on joining the BSA. 

In conversation with Philip Harper, Japan’s first and only British toji (sake brew-master)

Photo by Akagi Koichi

Thursday 17 August 2017 6:30pm

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

The Common Room

13-14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle)

London NW1 4QP

£30 British Sake Association and Japan Society members

£35 guests and others

Please note that this event is fully booked.

Toji is usually translated as “master brewer” referring to the person responsible for the entire brewing process in a particular sake brewery. Highly skilled in the craft of sake brewing, a toji has to work over the years to gain the necessary knowledge and training about the practical business of producing sake and, as a final step, to pass an exam on topics such as fermentation and chemistry to qualify as a sake master brewer.

In collaboration with the Japan Society, the British Sake Association is pleased to invite its members to an evening with Philip Harper, Japan’s first and only British toji. This is a very special joint event: expect a discussion and tasting of aged sakes, temperature and yeasts. Sake will be kindly supplied by SamSake and Tengu Sake.

Accompanying the sake, we will serve a mixed sushi bento box with a side dish of broccoli and aubergine sesame sauce (vegetarian sushi is also available).

In an informal atmosphere, Philip will talk about his experience in the sake world and discuss the production process of a sake brewery. It will also be a chance for you to ask Philip all those questions you have wanted to ask about sake.

Philip Harper was born in Birmingham and raised in Cornwall. After graduating in English Literature at Oxford University, he went to Japan in 1988 on the Ministry of Education’s JET Programme, and worked as an English teacher in public schools in Osaka. Following this experience, he started working at Ume no Yado, a Japanese sake brewery in a rural town within Nara Prefecture. After around ten years or work and training, he qualified as a master brewer and has worked at breweries in prefectures including Ibaraki, Osaka and Kyoto. Philip is the author of The Insider’s Guide to Sake (1998) and The Book of Sake: A Connoisseurs Guide (2006), both published by Kodansha International.

In conversation with Philip Harper, Japan’s first and only English Toji (sake brew-master) – BSA and The Japan Society

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Date & time: Thursday 17 August 2017 6:30 pm

Venue: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, The Common Room, 13-14 Cornwall Terrace 4QP, Outer Cir, London NW1

Cost: £30 British Sake Association and Japan Society members

£35 guests and others

Invitation to an evening with Philip Harper, Japan’s first and only English Toji. A very special joint event with BSA and JS.

To include selection of sushi(vegetarian sushi is also available) and sake.

This will be an informal event where Philip will talk about some of his favourite topics in the sake world. Expect discussion and tasting of aged sake, temperature and yeasts.

It will also be a chance for you to ask Philip all those questions you have wanted to ask about sake!

Numbers are strictly limited so book now if you want to meet Philip on one of his rare visits to the UK!

Drink from Sam Sake

Booking is through events@britishsakeassociation.org